Skip Navigation LinksCommunity / Weleda Blog
Filtering for: Blogs tagged with Plants Leading the World Show All
3/31/2010 8:47:12 AM
Farmers at Heart
Happy Earth Month! At Weleda, we’re celebrating with beautiful products from beautiful earth. Take Skin Food, for instance. Five of the core plants in this intensely nourishing cream—sunflower, chamomile, pansy, rosemary and calendula (pictured)—are grown organically. Why? Because we think that amazing products begin with amazing soil. Because life nurtures life.  Because it’s the right thing to do. Because we care about you, and about the planet, too.  Weleda continually invests time, money and knowledge into building long-term, sustainable projects with our farmers and partners. Our responsible sourcing of resources and careful cultivation of plants...
More
3/29/2010 9:37:33 AM
Signs of Spring in our Gardens
Old man winter just won’t give up here! Just when we thought he was gone for good, he returned again. For nearly a week, we had sun and our ducks were running all over the garden, having fun and looking for something to eat. Then it snowed and we had to put them back in the greenhouse—at least for now, until it warms up again. In the Customer Center at Weleda Naturals, in Wetzgau, Germany, the telephone is ringing off the hook—a sure sign that spring is on the way. We are now booking sightseeing appointments for a special “Well-Being Tour” that we are offering in April, for groups of about 12 people each. Our guides take each group on a tour of our...
More
3/8/2010 12:42:09 PM
Product Spotlight: Iris Moisture Cream
This week on Twitter and Facebook we’re talking about our Iris Facial Care and how it’s ideal for combination skin. So in keeping with this topic, I decided to focus on the Iris Moisture Cream for this month’s Product Spotlight. Iris Moisture Cream is wonderful all year round, but it’s especially great this time of year, when the weather starts to change and the days become sunnier and warmer. That often leads, for many of us, to a not-so-welcome increase in our skin's oil production. Still, even if your skin is oily, a lightweight moisture cream will help prevent surface dryness and keep it healthy. Iris Moisture Cream provides light yet...
More
3/3/2010 10:16:34 AM
Spring Awakening: March in our Gardens
This month it is gray, cold and wet in our Biodynamic® gardens at Weleda Naturals in Wetzgau, Germany. But I love it when the birds return and start singing, the sun becomes a little brighter, and the first tiny tops of our perennial plants appear from the soil. I also love it when our gardeners return!  It’s an exciting moment when we meet each other again, after four months of winter break. This is the time of year when we start plant production in the greenhouse; we cultivate nearly all of our annual and perennial plants inside before we plant them out in the garden. Each young plant has its own germination needs. Some seeds require a special...
More
2/1/2010 1:46:20 PM
Snowed In: Our Gardens in February
This month, our Biodynamic® gardens are beautiful and calm. Everything is covered with snow. Occasionally a few birds fly around, searching for food. Not much is growing, but there are a few exceptions. Helleborus niger (black hellebore) and Daphne mezereum (Daphne) are two medicinal plants that seem to have a totally different rhythm from most others. They flower even when there is snow! Helleborus niger has a fascinating white flower, while Daphne mezereum is a low-growing shrub with lovely, yet toxic, purplish-pink flowers. Each morning, I sit with the other Weleda gardeners and we discuss many topics, including the results of our soil tests, how...
More
1/27/2010 1:36:08 PM
Serene Scene: Weleda Naturals in January
The Customer Center at Weleda Naturals, in the small village of Wetzgau, Germany, was built in 2006. It’s a small building on one edge of Weleda’s expansive Biodynamic® gardens, with just enough room for our visitor center, a shop, our offices and an organic restaurant, which is normally bustling with people. It is January now, however, so everything is still, peaceful and serene. The garden sleeps under nearly eight inches of snow; our ducks stay in a glass house with a heater; our tour guides are on vacation. In nice weather, when everything is in bloom, we manage sightseeing tours through the gardens, and we also hold seminars and wellness...
More